- File Size: 319 KB
- Print Length: 218 pages
- Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1976273595
- Publisher: Gone Writing Publishing LLC (October 18, 2017)
- Publication Date: October 18, 2017
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B0755YPLQX
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #320,726 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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4 Warm & Fuzzy Stars
O'Malley and Garrison have been best friends and next-door neighbors since the first grade. O'Malley is out and proud, and has been harboring secret feelings for Garrison- not puppy love or a crush, true love type emotions.
The prologue set the book up perfectly, taking a friends-to-could-be-lovers into a tension-filled confrontation. The summer camp portion of the story was my favorite of the entire novel.
To me, the book read as three parts: The prologue, where the foundation between the best friends was erected. At the summer camp, where all the yummy sexual tension occurred. The beginning of their HEA, where it was a waiting game for O'Malley to give in and Garrison to come out.
O'Malley is a supportive, understanding, and patient narrator, as he takes the reader on a journey as Garrison's passenger. Garrison is struggling to come to terms with his sexuality, unsure how his family will take the news, and whether or not being gay would tarnish his budding baseball career.
The bulk of the story either leaves the reader with the warm & fuzzies or in need of a cold shower. O'Malley & Garrison heat up the pages as we wait for one of them to make a decision. If you're looking for a book that doesn't add a ton of stress, is easy to read, and you know the couple is going to end up where you envision, then this is the perfect afternoon escape.
My only critique is the conflict. Homophobia is a valid conflict, but it almost seemed illogical without some sort of backstory. The villain of the tale needed an anchor to the storyline, as it felt as if it was just tossed in there as a plot device that took the responsibility of when/how to come out of the closet out of Garrison's hands. Garrison's personal conflicts resolved with such ease and no fallout, they were almost non-conflicts, which was great if you're looking for a stress-free romance on that front.
Improper Fraction is perfect for readers looking for a friends-to-lovers, sports-related, second-chance romance, warm and fuzzy read that has the reader rooting for our heroes' HEA.
Wow, Improper Fraction really hit me with all the feels. It's been a little while since I've read a story with this trope – childhood best friends, one gay, one not-so-straight and they have a falling out.
When O'Malley discovers that his best friend and secret crush, Garrison, isn't as straight as he always thought, the two make a promise to each other. Unfortunately, Garrison doesn't hold up his end of the deal and O'Malley is devastated. But life goes on and Mal finally accepts that he and Garrison are no longer even friends and moves on to other guys – lots of other guys. When he and Garrison meet up four years later things really get interesting.
Have you ever read just the beginning of a book and knew that you were going to love it? That's how it was for me with Improper Fraction. The story has a nice long Prologue and after reading it I just knew the rest of the story was going to hit me hard – in a good but heart-wrenching then happy way.
The blurb/synopsis really tells you everything you need to know. I actually felt that I would love this story just from reading the blurb, but I've felt that way with other books and then been very disappointed. Not so with Improper Fraction; in my opinion the blurb is spot-on and the book delivers everything I expected after reading it.
I wish I didn't believe that parts of this book depict how life really is for gay men but, unfortunately, I'm sure that it does. Rest assured that the story has a happy ending and the epilogue was just what I needed. I read way too many books to remember details about all of them but this one will stay with me a bit longer than others.
I almost forgot to mention that the story is told in first-person POV, by O'Malley. The only thing that could have made this book any better would have been to get Garrison's POV in at least a few places. In the end that didn't matter to me because I really loved the story.
An advanced copy of this book was provided to me but my review was voluntary and not influenced by the author.
***Reviewed for Xtreme-Delusions dot com***
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